Cappadocia Urgup Vintage Festival
The symbol of gratitude to the soil throughout the vintage history. This gratitude has turned into a joy celebrated like a wedding with drums and shingles.
For their vintage decoratives all over the country, they used to call the ‘wedding where grapes are the bride’.
In Cappadocia, it is known that viticulture and thus vineyard started with the Hittites in ancient times. Grape cultivation continued in Phrygians, Persians and Hellenistic periods. In other words, it is said that the Dimrit grape grown in the Urgup land is named after Demeter, the god of the land in mythology.
Recently, during the Ottoman era, it is also mentioned in the books of the historian Faraqua that the workers who worked in the hills and built in the construction of mosques and churches in Istanbul eat the Dimrit grapes in their pockets in order to stay vigorous and fit.
Because the Dimrit grape grown in Cappadocia Urgup can create a feeling of satiety even if it is eaten very little. In the Ottoman narrations, it is said that the people told their children that the Dimrit grape had written a different verse in each seed, thereby preventing the waste of their beans.
It is from this respect that it is rumored that Dionissos, who is known as the god of entertainment and wine in mythology, and who enjoys life in philosophy, is Cappadocian. According to mythological legends, Dionissos means “born twice”.
The meaning of these two births is also known as vine tree and vintage. Even in Greek mythology 2600 years ago, the name of the god, which was appointed as a god, is also important because it creates festivity, happiness and common enthusiasm.
What makes grape in Cappadocia so historical, sacred and indispensable; the region receives little rain and thus the taste of the products grown, especially apricots and grapes, remain in its aroma. It is also among the historical information that even the dried form of these fruits is very valuable and the palace kitchen was served as a compliment to the sultans.
Cappadocia Urgup viticulture, which has a history of almost 3700 years, continues today with modern agricultural practices. Grape by-products, such as wine, molasses and fruit pulp, are still respected today, as in the past.
Cappadocia Urgup Vintage Festival is also celebrated with respect and respect for the grape, which is a great pleasure of our country.